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I. GOVERNMENTAL  DIRECTORIES &  PUBLIC RECORDS

Assessor/Appraisal Web Sites 
[Listed by state] 
www.iaao.org/hub1.htm

Census Information
[Massive site of Census Bureau]
http://www.census.gov/

Center for Investigative Reporting
Nonprofit group for promoting investigative journalism
http://www.muckraker.org/

Congressional Email  Directory
[Email addresses of U.S. Senators and Representatives]
www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html

Directory of State Constitutions and State Codes
www.law.cornell.edu/statutes.html

Embasies Worldwide
[Directory and search engine of the world's embasies and consultates]
www.escapeartist.com/embassy1/embassy1.htm

Federal Consumer Information Center
[Consumer-oriented information]
http://www.info.gov/

Federal Judiciary Homepage
[Links to all federal court websites nationwide]
http://www.uscourts.gov/links.html

Foreign Government Links
http://www.pimall.com/nais/l-foreigngov.html

Government Information Exchange 
[A federal information portal] 
http://www.info.gov/

Government Databases
[Links to major U.S. and International government databases]
www.internets.com/sgovt.htm

Governmentwide Information Systems Division
[Database of all federal procurements over $10,000 since 1979]
http://policyworks.gov/org/main/mv/mvs.htm

Governments on the WWW
[Links to government sites worldwide]
www.gksoft.com/govt/en

GPO Pathway Services
[Government sites listed by topic]
www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/locators/topics/index.html

Mayors at a Glance Database
http://www.usmayors.org/uscm/search/database_search_form.html

National Association of State Information Resource Executives
[Clearinghouse to state government information on the Internet]
www.nasire.org/statesearch

State and Local Government on the Net Directory
[A guide to government-sponsored Internet sites]
www.piperinfo.com/state/index.cfm

State Facts and Information
[Economic, demographic and current political info for all states; also provides current news for each state]
http://www.stateline.org/stateindex.cfm

U.S. Counties Census Information
[U.S. demographic and economic information by county] govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/usaco-stateis.html

U.S. Government Documents
[Searchable database includes Commerce Business Daily, Budget of the U.S. Government, Congressional Record Index, Federal Register, and Unified Agenda, among others]
http://gpo.sailor.lib.md.us/bin/GPOAccess.cgi

Zip+4 Code Lookup
http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip+4.html
 
 

II. INDUSTRIAL/FINANCIAL DIRECTORIES

101 Industrial Register of American Manufacturers
[Searchable database of American manufacturers]
http://101industrial.com/index.htm

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
[World's largest aviation association]
http://www.aopa.org/

Bank and Bank Officer Enforcement Actions
http://www.occ.treas.gov/enforce/enf_search.htm

Bankruptcy Courts
[Links, addresses, and telephone numbers]
http://www.bankruptcydata.com/courts/courts.htm

Banks of the World
http://www.gwdg.de/~ifbg/bank_2.html

Bizweb
[Business web guide to almost 50,000 companies in over 200 categories]
http://www.bizweb.com/

Broker Search
[Search for securities brokers and brokerage firms]
http://pdpi.nasdr.com/pdpi/disclaimer_frame.htm

Business Credit Reports
[Full credit reports on any business]
http://www.businesscreditusa.com/index.asp?bhcd2=994178581

Commodities Futures Traders
[Search by NFA ID number, individual name, or firm name]
http://www.nfa.futures.org/basic/search.asp

Companies Online
[Database of over 60,000 companies]
http://www.companiesonline.com/

Corporate Information
[An extremely wide range of corporate/financial research tools]
http://www.corporateinformation.com/

County Information
[County officials, courthouse addresses, and economic and demographic data]
http://www.naco.org/counties/counties/index.cfm

CPA Directory
[Online database of certified public accountants]
http://www.cpadirectory.com/

Credit Union Land
[Searchable database of credit unions worldwide]
http://www.culand.com/index.shtml

Graydon America
[Business credit reports worldwide]
http://www.graydonamerica.com/AmericaPublicHTMLPages/Index.htm

Homes for Sale
http://www.realtor.com/FindReal/default.asp

HUD and VA Foreclosures
http://www.ushud.com/cgi-bin/pages.pl?advancedsearch&shell=shell

Industrial Register
[Searchable database of U.S. and international industry]
http://101industrial.com/index.htm

Infomart Online
[Canadian business profiles]
http://www.infomart.ca/blueshee/dblist.htm

Insurance Company Ratings
[A.M. Best's database of nearly 6,000 insurance companies]
http://www3.ambest.com/ratings/Advanced.asp

IPO Express
[IPO headlines, news, filings, and pricings]
http://edgar-online.lycos.com/lycos/business/ipoexpress

Mortgage Brokers Database
[Find a mortgage broker by zip code or state]
http://www.namb.org/database/index.asp

NASD Enforcement Actions
http://www.nasdr.com/2700b.htm

National Customs Brokers and Forwarders
(Searchable database of licensed customs brokers and freight forwarders)
http://www.ncbfaa.org/scripts/search.asp

Pension Search Directory
http://search.pbgc.gov/

Property Foreclosure Sales
http://foreclosurefreesearch.com/

Property Home Values
http://homeradar.com/

Small Business Resources
[One of the best small-business resource sites]
http://www.entrepreneurmag.com/

Swiss Bank Directory
http://www.swconsult.ch/cgi-bin/banklist.pl

Tax Assessors
[Phone numbers and websites]
http://pubweb.nwu.edu/~cap440/assess.html

Tax Professionals Worldwide
http://www.taxprofessionals.com/
 
 

III. LEGAL/PRIVATE-INVESTIGATIVE DIRECTORIES

Accident Reconstructionists
[A searchable database of traffic accident reconstruction experts]
http://www.tarsearch.com/

Art Loss Register
[World's largest private database of stolen and missing works of art]
http://www.artloss.com/

Aristotle International
[Voter registration records, political contributor lists]
http://www.aristotle.com/

Autopsy Database
[Human autopsy reports which have been computer-translated into concept-unique-identifiers]
http://www.med.jhu.edu/pathology/iad.html

Blue Sheet, The
[Profiles hundreds of thousands of jury verdicts; searchable database]
http://www.bluesheet.com/

Business Espionage Controls & Countermeasures Association
[Association of investigators specializing in corporate espionage]
http://www.gocertify.com/vendors/BusinessEspionageControls.shtml

Charity Reports Index
[BBB reports on charities]
http://www.give.org/reports/index.asp

Child Support Guidelines
http://www.supportguidelines.com/

Citation Handbook
http://wwwsecure.law.cornell.edu/citation/citation.table.html

Codes of Ordinances
[Over 14,000 municipalities]
http://www.amlegal.com/

Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)
[FBI database of DNA samples from convicted violent offenders]
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/codis/index1.htm

Court Reporters
[Contact info for U.S. and international court-reporting companies]
http://members.verbatimreporters.com/psl/pslsearch.cfm

Court Rules, Forms and Dockets
[Browse or search by keyword]
http://www.llrx.com/courtrules

CT Corp
Commercial company providing UCC services and statutory representation and authentication services
http://www.cch-lis.com/

Death Investigations Handbook
[Sales info for the best-known manual on how to conduct a death investigation; written by Louis N. Eliopulos]
http://www.police-firetraining.com/death_investigators_handbook.htm

Detection Dogs
[Global Training Academy's webbsite; the company trains dogs for drug, explosives, and arson detection]
http://www.globalcorp.com/trainingacademy/welcome.htm

Drug Detection
[Listing of companies providing drug screening services]
http://www.cato.com/biotech/bio-genomics.html

Earth Science Information Center
[Aerial photos of entire U.S.]
http://mapping.usgs.gov/esic/esic.html

Expert Witnesses
[Alphabetical listing of experts who have testified in civil jury trials across the U.S.]
http://www.juryverdicts.com/experts/index.html

Federal Bureau of Prisons
[Allows inmate searches dating back to 1982]
http://www.bop.gov/

Federal Judiciary Homepage
[Links to all federal court websites nationwide]
http://www.uscourts.gov/links.html

Federal Regulations
[Code of Federal Regulations]
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html

Fedlaw Legal Resources
[Federal laws and regulations, federal judiciary, legislative branch, arbitration and mediation, general research and reference]
http://fedlaw.gsa.gov/

Find a Person/Find a Business
[Search for businesses/professionals by general category]
http://www.smartpages.com/whitepages

Government Document Delivery
[Offers document delivery and related services for government organizations]
http://www.govdocs.com/

Insured Aircraft Title Service
[Aircraft ownership searches]
http://www.theaviationhub.com/servicepages/743.html

International Process Servers
http://www.ipsaonline.com/

International Society of Air Safety Investigators
Air accident investigations in 35 countries
http://www.isasi.org/

International Property Digital Library
[Intellectual property data collections hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization]
http://pctgazette.wipo.int/

IRS Tax Forms and Publications
[Download current-year forms and publications]
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/plain/forms_pubs/index.html

'Lectric Law Library
http://www.lectlaw.com/ref.html

Legal Briefs
[Search thousands of legal briefs written by attorneys of record]
http://www.briefreporter.com/

Legal-Related Associations
[Listing of associations related to the practice of law]
http://www.pimall.com/nais/links-legal-ass.html

Maritime Information System, The
[Foreign trade database]
http://www.sicex.com/ingles/pgnsismar.shtml

Most Wanted
 by U.S. Customs
  http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/top/mostwant.htm
 by the Secret Service
  http://www.treas.gov/usss/index.htm?wanted.htm&1
 by the U.S. Government
  http://www.ibb.gov/fugitives

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
[Lists publications and links on corrections, courts, crime, drugs, international crime, and juvenile justice]
http://www.ncjrs.org/

Occupational Licensing
[Occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation, and agency]
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/lois_start.htm

OSHA Accident Investigations
http://www.osha.gov/cgi-bin/inv/inv1

Patent Collections
[U.S., Europe, Japan]
http://www.delphion.com/

Patent Grants and Applications
[Full text and full-page image databases from the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office]
http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html

Patent Search
http://gb.espacenet.com/espacenet/gb/en/e_net.htm?search4

Pilot Search
[FAA-licensed pilots]
http://www.landings.com/_landings/pages/search_namd_full.html

Police Find
[Megasite covering law-enforcement and background check info on 
the Web]
http://www.policefind.com/police-crime-general.html

Professional Process Servers
http://www.napps.com/mapps.htm

Quickform Contracts
[Automated directory of documents for computer industry, Internet commerce, and general business transactions]
http://www.quickforms.net/

SEC Edgar Filings 
[Text Search]
http://www.10kwizard.com/

SEC - Latest IPO's
http://www.10Kwizard.com/latest.php?type=2

State Bar Association Links
http://www.pimall.com/nais/statebar.html

Supreme Court Opinions
http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct

Supreme Court Orders
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/php/orderinquiry.php3

Telephone Company Search
[Determine city, state, and telco corresponding to a telephone number]
https://www.legallocate.com/npa.htm

Telephone Directories on the Web
[Worldwide]
http://www.teldir.com/eng/

Trademarks Search
http://tess.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=tess&state=pp71or.1.1

U.S. Code
http://uscode.house.gov/usc.htm

National Driver Register
Dangerous drivers; restricted access to database
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/perform/driver

IV. SPECIAL-INTEREST DIRECTORIES

Adoption Records Database
[Assists adoptees and their families in searching for each other]
http://www.skylace.net/adoption

Airline Crashes
[Searchable database of commercial airline accidents]
http://www.crashdatabase.com/

Alternative Press Index
[Subject index and title index to articles appearing in over 250 alternative and radical publications worldwide]
http://www.altpress.org/

Alumni Net
[Worldwide database of alumni]
http://www.alumni.net/

American War Library
[Attempts to identity every service person who has served in the U.S. armed forces since the Revolutional War.  Over 27 million listings.]
http://members.aol.com/veterans

Architects Nationwide
http://www.aia.org/consumer

Career InfoNet
[Career information, assessment and guidance for virtually all careers]
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/default.htm

Car Lemon Reports
[Search for vehicle history public records by vehicle ID number]
http://www.carfax.com/cfm/general_check.cfm?partner=car_i

City Guides
[Entertainment, dining, weather, shopping)
http://www.smartpages.com/cityguides

English Land Registry
[Real property ownership searches and property prices in England and Wales]
http://www.landreg.gov.uk/

Fed Ex Tracking
[Federal Express tracking site]
http://www.fedex.com/us/tracking

Find a Grave
[Almost 3,000,000 names in about 30,000 cemeteries]
http://www.findagrave.com/

Find a Psychologist
http://www.nationalregister.com/

Geographic Nameserver
[Enter a city name and get back its county, latitude/longitude, elevation, population, and postal code]
http://www.mit.edu:8001/geo

High School Database
http://www.learnanytime.com/highschool

International Dialing Codes
[Country codes, IDD prefixes, and NDD prefixes]
http://www.kropla.com/dialcode.htm

Internet Radio Station Directory
[Online radio stations worldwide]
http://www.radiotower.com/

Investigative Abstracts
[Print and broadcast investigative stories]
http://www.ire.org/resourcecenter

Jewelers Board of Trade
[Database of background info on jewelery dealers in U.S., Canada, and Caribbean]
http://www.jewelersboard.com/

Journal Article Database
[Search for articles in almost 25,000 journals]
http://jake.med.yale.edu/

Library Searchable Databases
[Search libraries' holdings worldwide]
http://www.booklook.com/NE05000.htm

Missing Children
Website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
http://www.missingkids.com/

Namebase
Searchable database of names that have appeared in investigative journalism books
http://www.pir.org/

Newsletter Access
[Directory of over 5,000 newsletters]
http://www.newsletteraccess.com/

National Lobbyist Directory
http://www.lobbyistdirectory.com/

National Public School Locator
http://nces.ed.gov/ccdweb/school/school.asp

Nonprofit Organizations
[Over 700,000 nonprofits]
http://www.guidestar.org/search/index.adp

Notable Women Ancestors
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa

Nursing Home Ratings
[Database of nursing homes and nursing-home ratings]
http://carescout.com/

Online Texts Collection
[From Internet Public Library.  17,000 texts in many subject areas]
http://www.ipl.org/reading/books

Online Translation
[Translate text and websites; six language capability]
http://www.dictionary.com/translate

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
[Computerized database of over a million technical reports]
http://www.ntis.gov/

People Tracker
[Enables you to "track" any of over 120,000 executives and members of the Forbes celebrity lists]
http://www.forbes.com/cms/template/peopletracker/index.jhtmll

Physician Select
[Professional information on 725,000 U.S. physicians]
http://www.ama-assn.org/aps/amahg.htm

Politicians of the World
[Address directory]
http://www.trytel.com/~aberdeen

Post Office and Zip Code Locator
[Locate post offices, find zip codes, change addresses, track/confirm mailings]
http://www.mapsonus.com/db/USPS

Radio Station Locator
[Search for radio stations worldwide by city, call letters, or zip code]
http://www.radio-locator.com/

Reporter Resources
[Hundreds of online resources for journalists and writers]
http://www.alabamapress.org/NF/omf/alapress/Resources/resources.html

Salary Database
http://swz.salary.com/salarywizard/layoutscripts/swzl_newsearch.asp

Summer Camps Worldwide
http://www.campsearch.com/camp/camp_searchform.cfm

Telephone Area Codes
http://www.areacode-info.com/

Top News Headlines
[Searchable database of news headlines in U.S. media]
http://www.1stheadlines.com/index.htm

Unclaimed Property
http://www.missingmoney.com/

USPS Package Tracking
http://www.ups.com/tracking/tracking.html

U.S. Surname Distribution
[Enter a surname into the form and get back a map of the U.S. showing the distribution of people with that surname.]
http://www.hamrick.com/names/index.html

Virtual Reference Desk
[A wide range of reference and public records resources]
http://thorplus.lib.purdue.edu/reference/index.html

Weather Forecasts
http://www.weather.com/common/home/localweather.html

Weather Worldwide
[Average temperatures for almost 7,000 cities]
http://weatherbase.com/

World Wide News Search
[Headlines, summaries, and links to Internet news sites throughout the world]
http://www.pandia.com/news

World Wide Web Profile Registry Search
[Database of profiles of people on the Web]
http://www.wizard.com/cgi-bin/wwpr.search.pl

Zip Code Directory
http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookup_ctystzip.html
 
 
 

 

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